Deadlines Vary. Overseas Study.
The Council for International Exchange of Scholars seeks applications for 1991-92 Fulbright grants for university lecturing and research abroad. There are openings in more than 100 countries, and some opportunities for multicountry research. Eligible are U.S. scholars of all academic ranks, as well as retired faculty and independent researchers. Approximately 1,000 grants ranging from three months to an academic year are available. Grants vary by country of study, but generally cover round-trip travel, a stipend, tuition allowance for children, and a book and baggage allowance. Travel expenses for one dependent are available with most full-year grants. Deadlines are as follows:
June 15 for Australasia, India, the Soviet Union, and Latin America.
August 1 for Africa, Asia, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and lecturing awards for Mexico, Venezuela, and the Caribbean; travelonly awards for France, Italy, and the Federal Republic of Germany.
November 1 for institutional proposals for the Scholar-in-Residence Program; the International Education Administrators Program in the Federal Republic of Germany, the United Kingdom, and Japan; and the Fulbright German Studies Seminar.
January 1, 1991, for NATO Research Fellowships and Spain Research Fellowships.
For information and applications, contact: CIES, 3400 International Dr., Suite M-500, Washington, DC 200083097; (202) 686-7866.
May 15. Technology.
The Agency for Instructional Technology calls for research proposals on the impact of such educational materials as instructional television programming, computer programs, and vocational curricula that are developed jointly by state and provincial education agencies in the United States and Canada. Up to three applicants will be selected to receive stipends of $4,000 to $10,000 to fund research projects based on their proposals. Eligible are advanced doctoral students and university faculty members. Contact: AIT, P.O. Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (812) 339-2203.
- May 21. The Constitution.
The Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution invites applications for monetary awards through its 1990 Bicentennial Education Grants Program. Winners will receive grants ranging from $3,000 to $175,000 to develop projects, programs, and instructional materials that teach elementary and secondary students about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Eligible are all nonprofit organizations and individuals. For an application and more information, contact: CBUSC, Education Grants, 808 17th St., N.W., Washington, DC 20006; (202) 653-5110.
July 15. Overseas Study.
Rotary International invites applications for scholarships to study abroad. Approximately 1,000 scholarships will be awarded in the following categories: undergraduate, graduate, teachers of the handicapped, vocational, and journalism. Scholarship amounts vary depending on country of study. Contact: Rotary Foundation, Scholarship Section, 1560 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201; (708) 866-3000.
July 15. Economics.
The Joint Council on Economics Education and the International Paper Company Foundation are sponsoring the National Awards Program for the Teaching of Economics to honor successful economics projects developed by K-12 administrators and teachers. Seventy-two awards totaling $11,000 are available. Contact: JCEE, 432 Park Ave. South, New York, NY 10016; (212) 6855499.
August 24. Aviation.
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association invites applications for the Excellence in Aviation Education Awards Program. Eligible are K-12 teachers who have integrated aviation education into the classroom. Three teachers in each of four grade groups (K-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12) will be chosen. Winners will be included on a special "discovery flight.'' Contact: Shelly Snyder, GAMA Education Office, 1400 K St., N.W., Suite 801, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 393-1500.
August 31. Science Safety.
The Curry College Laboratory Safety Workshop, in cooperation with Fisher Scientific's Educational Materials Division and UVEX Winter Optical Inc., invites applications for its nationwide competition to recognize the best secondary school laboratory safety program. The winning school, which will be selected by a panel of judges by December 31, will receive a $1,000 prize for its science department's safety program. For more information and an application, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the Laboratory Safety Workshop, CC, Milton, MA 02186; (617) 333-0500, ext. 2220.
- October 15. Overseas Teaching.
The U.S. Information Agency's 1991-92 Fulbright Teacher Exchange enables American teachers to trade assignments for one year with teachers in 27 countries. Applicants must be currently teaching, have three years of teaching experience, hold a bachelor's degree, and be U.S. citizens; they also should be proficient in the language of the host country. Applications are also invited to attend threeto eight-week summer seminars to be held in Italy and the Netherlands. Contact: Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program, USIA, E/ASX, 301 4th St., S.W., Washington, DC 20547; (202) 485-2555.
- October 31. Foreign Language.
The Rockefeller Foundation will award 100 grants of $5,000 each for eight weeks of summer study in the United States and abroad under the 1991 Fellowship Program for Teachers of Foreign Languages. Applicants must have three years of teaching experience. Contact: R.F. Scholarships for Foreign Language Teachers in the High Schools, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London, CT 06320; (203) 447-7800.
- October 31. Overseas Study.
The Institute of International Education offers some 700 Fulbright and other grants for graduate study in more than 70 countries. Applicants must be U.S. citizens with a bachelor's degree or its equivalent and, in most cases, be proficient in the language of the host country. The grant covers airfare and monthly maintenance costs. Contact: IIE, 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 100173580; (212) 984-5327.
- November 30. General.
Reader's Digest invites nominations of K-12 teachers and principals for the American Heroes in Education award. Individual educators, or teams of up to six teachers and principals, may apply for the $5,000 award. Winners receive an additional $10,000 for their schools. Contact: Beth Jones, RD, AHE, Pleasantville, NY 10572; (914) 238-1000.
- Early December. Music.
Chamber Music America's Gruber Award for Excellence in Chamber Music Teaching honors a teacher's efforts to involve students ages 6 to 18 in performing chamber music. The winner receives $1,000. Application forms will be available in August. Contact: CMA, 545 8th Ave., New York, NY 10018; (212) 244-2772.
- December 1. Technology.
The International Technology Education Association offers a $3,000 Professional Development Scholarship to technology-education teachers in a graduate degree program in technology or industrial arts education. Nominations will be accepted beginning in August. Contact: ITEA, 1914 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091; (703) 860-2100.
- December 1. Overseas Study.
The U.S. Department of Education's FulbrightHays Seminars Abroad Program offers shortterm seminars abroad on social sciences and humanities topics and the language of participating countries. Those eligible include social sciences or humanities faculty members from colleges, universities, and community colleges; social studies curriculum specialists at local or state education agencies; junior and senior high school social studies teachers and department heads; 4th, 5th, and 6th grade teachers who specialize in social studies subjects; and teachers of foreign languages. Contact: FHSA, USED, Office of Postsecondary Education, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, DC 20202-4725; (202) 7323292.